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About thewineraconteur

A non-technical wine writer, who enjoys the moment with the wine, as much as the wine. Twitter.com/WineRaconteur Instagram/thewineraconteur Facebook/ The Wine Raconteur

Domaine Huet Cuvée Constance

As we looked at our printed personalized wine tasting list, it appeared that the Wine Raconteur, Jr. and I had come to the end of our visit; and everyone knows that all good things eventually come to an end. It … Continue reading

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Martin Estate Collector’s Reserve

Alas, fear not as The Wine Raconteur and The Wine Raconteur, Jr. were doing a yeoman’s job with all of the tastings at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan. We were amassing our own personal shopping lists of wines … Continue reading

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Lancaster Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

It was a great wine tasting at the Fine Wine Source and it was still going strong for both The Wine Raconteur, Jr. and myself.  We had already had nine different wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux and St. Helena.  It was … Continue reading

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Roberts + Rogers Louer Family Vineyard

With two Raconteurs just finishing off a couple of Classified Growth wines at the Fine Wine Source, one would think that the private tasting was over.  I mean it is pretty hard to surpass some lauded wines of the Medoc … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter this year from our family to you. Tales of Easter will be forthcoming.

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Chateau Branaire-Ducru

The Fine Wine Source did something to The Wine Raconteur and The Wine Raconteur, Jr. that I have never encountered before.  We had tastings from two classified growths from the Commune of Saint-Julien, and to me this is rare, because … Continue reading

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Chateau Langoa Barton 2009

It was indeed a pleasure doing a tasting with The Wine Raconteur, Jr. with me at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  My Bride and I have been members of the wine club there, and now so have our … Continue reading

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Chateau Maucaillou

There we were two Raconteurs of different eras, enjoying a private tasting at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  I have to admit, that learning about wines, is much easier today, even in the Detroit area, compared to when … Continue reading

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Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin

The Wine Raconteur and The Wine Raconteur, Jr. were both at the Fine Wine Source doing a special wine tasting.  I was totally intrigued watching him make his quality notes into his iPhone and I am barely able to make … Continue reading

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Two Gamay Wines

I hardly need any prodding to go to my wine local shop, The Fine Wine Source, but I had promised that I would come back for a real tasting, and they asked if I could bring someone else, since my … Continue reading

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